Current annual conference

29th Annual Conference: ‘Nationalism and the Postcolonial’

The 29th GAPS conference took place at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz from 10-12 May 2018. For more details and the programme please see the conference website.

GNEL/ASNEL Conferences 1990-2017
‘Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World’, Bonn 2017

‘The Postcolonial and the Material’, Augsburg 2016

‘Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts’, Münster 2015

‘Postcolonial Justice’, Potsdam and Berlin 2014

‘Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis’, Chemnitz 2013

‘Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literatures, History and the Demise of Empires’, Berne 2012

‘Postcolonial Studies across the Disciplines’, Hannover 2011

‘Contested Communities: Communication, Narration, Imagination’, Bayreuth 2010

‘Postcolonial Translocations’, Münster 2009

‘Commodifying (Post-)Colonialism’, Regensburg 2008

‘Local Natures – Global Responsibilities’, Jena 2007

‘Word and Image’, Koblenz 2006

‘Translating Cultures’, Kiel 2005

‘Transcultural English Studies’, Frankfurt 2004

‘Dis-Orientation in the New World Order’, Magdeburg 2003

‘Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English’, Erfurt 2002

‘The Politics of English as a World Language’, Freiburg 2001

‘Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Society in a “Post”-Colonial World’, Aachen-Liège 2000

‘Colonies – Missions – Cultures’, Tübingen 1999

‘Other Worlds, Other Texts, Other Questions’, Osnabrück 1998

‘Traveling, Migration, Dislocation’, Hannover 1997

‘Spaces In-Between: Negotiating Boundaries in Postcolonial Writing’, Konstanz 1996

‘Intertextuality and Transcultural Communication’, Trier 1995

‘Exploring Theory’, Attendorn 1994

‘The Fusion of Cultures?’, München 1993

‘Defining New Idioms and Alternative Forms of Expression in the New English Literatures’, Bayreuth 1992

‘Traditionalism vs. Modernism in the New Literatures in English’, Essen 1991

‘Mediating Cultures: Probleme des Kulturtransfers’, Mannheim 1990

Commonwealth Literature / New Literatures in English Conferences before 1990

‘Them and Us: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the New Literatures in English’, Giessen 1989

‘Crisis and Conflict in the New Literatures in English’, Aachen-Liège 1988

‘The New Literatures and Language Studies: A Challenge to Comparative Studies’, Königstein (Frankfurt) 1987

‘Sex and Power in Commonwealth Literature’, Laufen (Salzburg), 1986

‘North-South Tensions in the Commonwealth’, Berlin (West) 1985

‘The Short Story in the Commonwealth’, Feldkirchen (München) 1984

‘Commonwealth Literature: The Creative Tension Between

‘Indigenous and Metropolitan Cultures’, Bayreuth 1983

‘Modern Commonwealth Poetry’, Dersau, Plöner See (Kiel) 1982

‘Drama im Commonwealth’, Oberjoch (Tübingen) 1980

‘Commonwealth-Literatur in Deutschland’: Frankfurt 1977, Augsburg 1978, Bremen 1979